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Malloy Seeking to Cut 25 State Boards, Commissions

The proposal is included in the governor's legislative package for the 2012 regular session of the General Assembly.

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced on Tuesday a proposal to eliminate 25 of Connecticut's Boards and Commissions in an effort to , according to a statement released by his office.

“Over the years when these boards and commissions were first created by statute, most of them served a worthwhile purpose for their time, however many either no longer fit today’s needs, or their functions can be or already are served by another state body that already exists,” Malloy said in the statement. “It’s incumbent upon us from time-to-time to review and reconsider whether these state boards and commissions are still serving their original purpose, are duplicative, or have completed their tasks.”

The Adult Literacy Leadership Board, the Board of Directors of the Lower Fairfield County Conference/Exhibit Authority, the Child Daycare Council and the Student Financial Aid Information Council are among the boards and commissions on the list for elimination. (The complete list can be found in the statement released by Gov. Malloy's office.)

Malloy's proposal also includes two mergers: the Commission on Uniform Legislation into the Connecticut Law Revision Commission, and the Special Contaminated Property Remediation and Insurance Fund Advisory Board into the Brownfield Remediation Liability Workgroup.

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